Your AHR Fall 2022 Update

Posted on November 17, 2022 in CEO Updates

PREVIEW: Gresham-Barlow School District Audit & Plan for Inclusion, Principal for Almost a Day recap, Party with a Purpose announcement, and new job openings at AHR.

Hello, Friends of All Hands Raised!

As a member of our community, we know you’re committed to securing better outcomes for our students. We’re deeply grateful for your ongoing support, partnership investment, and collective work participation. And with the holiday season upon us, it’s a good time to reflect on our partners’ incredible work and the opportunities ahead. 

Let’s dig in…

Gresham-Barlow School District Audit Plan for Inclusion

A vital component of the AHR collective is partnering and supporting Multnomah County’s school districts. A recent highlight is the Gresham-Barlow School District’s (GBSD) inclusion audit presented by Superintendent James Hiu, Director of Student Engagement & Inclusion, Dawn Joella Jackson, Ed.D., and their student leadership team at our November Partnership Council meeting.

Part of All Hands Raised’s role is to shine a light on promising practices from our partners to learn from and advance educational equity. We’re grateful for their partnership and the challenging work they are tackling to embed student voice in their organizational decision-making.

We sincerely thank James and his team for their candor, authenticity, and willingness to share their work! 

See Audit & Plan


We’re grateful to the 50 schools that hosted 50+ guests on October 27 for Principal for Almost a Day. Business, civic, and community leaders had the unique opportunity to “walk in the shoes” of an educational leader.

Events like #PFAD22 provide both a) fresh insights to individuals outside the education sector and b) the inspiration to champion system change that will make a real impact.

A few #PFAD22 soundbites:

“Getting to see Reynolds Learning Academy was an awesome experience. I was very impressed by their program offerings and the additional support services available to students—services crucial to student success.”

“The staff at Woodstock Elementary is terrific! Principal Johnson should be very proud of the culture that is present in the school. The Mandarin and English Immersion classes were very interesting to visit.”

“Fantastic experience – Principal Curtis Wilson is an incredibly inspiring leader who took the time to show me all aspects and the impact of Benson!”

“Getting a snapshot of what it’s like being a principal… gave me a deeper understanding of why All Hands Raised’s work is so critical.”


Party with a Purpose returns to the Moda Center on February 16! Guests will enjoy tasty beverages, savory eats, and big laughs with our headlining comedian. We hope you and your businesses will return to support this event and demonstrate the cross-sector nature of our collective work to the Portland community.

Learn More/Get Tickets

Learn About Sponsorship Opportunities


All Hands Raised is looking for new team members to advance our mission of racial educational equity. The All Hands Raised team works in a collaborative and respectful environment that puts children and racial educational equity front and center.  We have a committed and talented team at All Hands Raised, named by Oregon Business Magazine as one of the 100 Best Non-profits to Work for In Oregon! 

Please review our current job vacancies and, if this is a good fit with your experience and skills, we look forward to receiving your job application. 

See Job Openings:

Vice President-Impact and Improvement

Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

We wish you the best this holiday season and thank you for all you do to make our mission possible.

With gratitude,

Lavert Robertson
All Hands Raised